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August 04 2006

Interview with Buffy composer Shawn Clement. He gives an interesting insight into the kind of music score Joss was looking for in the early days of the show.

Hmmm. So was it Murphy that created the main Buffy theme that played at the beginning of the show as part of the credits?
I thought Walter Murphy scored Season One.
I know what he means when he says Joss didnt like the Season One score. Its not particuarly fantastic.

I say that, and I couldnt do any better, but I just didnt like it. It was too ametuer for Buffy methinks.
Hmmm. So was it Murphy that created the main Buffy theme that played at the beginning of the show as part of the credits?


The Buffy theme was written by Charlie Dennis, Parry Gripp and Steve Sherlock, bassist, singer/guitarist and drummer respectively of Nerf Herder, the band that performed it.
And a great theme it is, thanks dashboardprophet. It strikes me how utterly unique and appropriate each of the opening themes for JW's shows are. Buffy's is fun and comicbook, jangling with youth, Angel's is dark and melancholy, Firefly's is warm and poignant.
The Buffy theme was great, I agree. Nerf Herder were, somewhat appropriately, the last band to "perform" at the Bronze, in the S7 episode 'Empty Places'.
Ah, I do love Nerf Herder. They are responsible for the hottest gig I've ever been it. I was so dehydrated that my eyes were screwed up and gunky for days after. You're all welcome for that lovely image btw ;)

EDIT for all round poor spelling/grammer/typos.

[ edited by Paul_Rocks on 2006-08-05 01:02 ]
Firefly's is warm and poignant.

I love the Buffy and Angel openings so damn much. But... I really didn't care for Firefly's at all. It irritates me.
I didn't like the Firefly theme at first(I mocked it!) but it grew on me after several repeat viewings. I stayed in the theather during Serenity just to hear it in the end credits.

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